Arthur's Perfect Christmas, directed by Greg Bailey and written by Peter K. Hirsch is a television feature length Christmas Special of the highly popular Arthur animated series, which was adapted from the book of the same name and later released on VHS and DVD, listed as a film.
The citizens of Elmwood City are busy preparing for their favorite time of year and Arthur is planning for this Christmas to be the best one ever, that is until nothing works out the way he had planned.
Not only is Arthur plagued by an annoying jingle about "Tina The Talking Tabby", which happens to be the only toy that his little sister D.W. wants from Santa, but his father has decided to have a traditional American Christmas dinner, instead of the usual roast. His mum and D.W. have put ponies and unicorns on the Christmas tree and it isn't even snowing.
It's not only Arthur whose Christmas plans aren't working out quite right. His best friend Buster is having trouble with his mother, when she gets up early every morning leading up to the big day, thinking that it's Christmas when it's not. She is getting stressed out that Buster won't have a good day since her divorce to his father. Buster, who is worried about his mum, wants to create his own holiday, called Baxter Day, after his surname, where he and his mother could just relax together and do whatever they want.
Francine is put in a sticky situation when her best friend Muffy holds a massive Christmas Extravaganza, on the same night that Francine and her family are celebrating Hanukkah, while Muffy doesn't understand why Francine missed her party in order to spend time with her family. Francine must strive to help her friend understand what Hanukkah is and how much it means to her.
George teaches his friends about the Swedish celebration of Saint Lucia Day, which his entire family celebrates each and every year and Binky reveals that he and his father volunteer at a soup kitchen around Christmas time to help those in need.
In the end, not everything turns out the way anyone planned, but they all learn that sometimes, things can work out to be even better then they could have imagined.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas is a wonderful holiday film, filled with fantastic musical numbers, just made for the entire family to enjoy and teaches its viewers that just because some things don't work out the way they initially planned, it's not the end of the world.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas is rated G for general exhibition and is available on both VHS and DVD.